SpeedDemosArchive and SpeedRunsLive are now live on Twitch.tv for their joint effort to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. For the next full week, 24 hours a day, speedrunners will play games from loads of different series, and giving out awesome prizes to people donating for the cause. Make sure to look out for the Zelda games coming up throughout the marathon!
Hit the jump for an update on the scheduled Zelda games, and the prizes going with them. Read more…
This June, from the 22nd to the 28th, the speedrunning community is once again coming together to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. The popular Summer Games Done Quick live marathon, hosted by Speed Demos Archive, is bringing together the best speedrunners of dozens of games, including five Zelda games, keeping people up all night to see their favorite games glitched, exploited and pushed to their limits. But the runners never stop there. Memes, races, donation incentives, prizes, and more will return for a whole week of literally non-stop entertainment.
You don’t have to wait until Zelda Dungeon’s 2014 Marathon to watch high quality live-streamed Zelda material! Beginning today, the newly created Zelda Dungeon Twitch Team will be streaming any and all Zelda-related content to our official channel on Twitch.tv. This team currently consists of Mases, the creator and owner of Dungeon Gaming Enterptises, Blake, one of the site’s wiki editors, and myself, Brian, an editorial and news writer. Hit the jump for more details.
It is not an exaggeration to say that millions of people have played Zelda games over the years. Many enjoy going through them not once, but sometimes multiple times says a lot about the series’ staying power. Some die-hard gamers, however, take their love for the games to a whole new extreme, adding an extra layer of challenge to their playthroughs by completing them as fast as possible.
Although it’s hard to think of a released game that someone hasn’t done a speedrun of yet, Zelda is a particularly popular series to receive the treatment. At least that is what the online marathon event Awesome Games Done Quick 2014’s schedule seems to suggest. The gaming cancer charity has included six Zelda games among its lineup to play this week.
About a week ago we posted the first part in the Zelda Dungeon Marathon 2013 Q&A and today we are bringing you part 2! In the first portion we had 5 of the 10 attendees tell us their thoughts on the upcoming event. In this part we have interviewed the final five people who will be at the marathon. With the marathon itself only a few days away, the excitement is slowly building until it arrives.
And without further ado, please click the link below to see what the rest of the marathon crew has to say.
Zelda Dungeon’s Marathon is only a couple of weeks away and there are a lot of people who are excited for the event. It’s not just the fans that are looking forward to it, the people who are participating in the event are eagerly awaiting it too.
To help build more excitement for the Marathon, the people who are attending have been asked some questions. The questions range from who the participants are to what they hope to accomplish at the Marathon. A video promoting the event has also been included with this interview for more information regarding the Zelda Dungeon Marathon.
Click the link below to see what the participants have to say!
Earlier today, fan site Zelda Eternity posted their final schedule for their upcoming Zelda marathon. They are covering most of the same games that we covered in our own marathon earlier this year. Make the jump for their schedule info and information on how you can watch their marathon!
The gamers over at Zeldathon have once again begun their annual marathon. The live stream will last until Friday, July 12th. The donation proceeds of the marathon will be going to Child’s Play, an organization that provides games and entertainment for hospitalized children. Make the jump to read more!
The people here at the Zelda Marathon had way too much fun, I think. There have been prizes and events with each donation to Child’s Play with set goals that the team put together. We made thousands of dollars in donations for Child’s Play. Great job to everyone who donated, children will now have toys of entertainment in their hospital rooms because of you. With acknowledgments done, let’s move on to our main attractions! Take the jump below to see the fun of what went down at this crazy event.
Ever since it was revealed at last year’s E3, we have heard so many rumors about the Wii U but so few facts. Some say it will only be as powerful as current generation consoles, others that it will be twice as powerful as the Xbox 360. Today Nintendo will reveal in a 30 minute Nintendo Direct Presentation the many features that the Wii U can offer. Unfortunately there will be no information about specific games as they will be shown at E3 this Tuesday.
Below is the live video for the Nintendo Direct presentation. If you have missed out in the live presentation, don’t worry as we have provided a YouTube video of the presentation. So without further ado, jump inside to watch the presentation and keep your eyes peeled for anything Zelda related or any new features that you think Zelda would benefit from!
The Live Stream is now over. Be sure to tune in throughout the week to see more Phantom Hourglass action. Follow us at Twitch.TV to get notified whenever we go live.
Over the course of the next few weeks I’m going to be live streaming several playthroughs of the Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. During this initial playthrough, I plan on taking my time through the game, showing off all the cut-scenes, while also getting some of the side items. During my second and third time through the game, I’m going to be working on more speed-run type capabilities. I’d like to see how long it takes me to go through the game in a fairly efficient manner. This is in preparation for a live Zelda Dungeon event that will take place this coming summer. (More information soon to follow).
Note: Note the stream is now over. Follow us over at Twitch.TV to get notified whenever we go live. We’ll be streaming more Darksiders throughout the next week or so, while also streaming Zelda titles, old NES titles, and miscellaneous video games.
Darksiders released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 way back in January of 2010 and the similarities between Darksiders and the Legend of Zelda could be found in almost every critical review of the title. I never had a chance to play the game when it first released, but for the last week or so, I’ve steadily been going through the game and I can totally see the Legend of Zelda connections.
Note: The Live Stream is now over. You can head to our Twitch.TV channel for the after party, but be sure to follow us at Twitch so that you are notified whenever we go live.
When the original Darksiders hit shelves in January of 2010, fans and critics alike were immediately drawing the comparisons to both the God of War and Legend of Zelda franchises. The game had many of the dungeon and puzzle aspects of Zelda and it got rather good reviews, having aggregate scores in the 80’s on GameRankings and Metacritic. Unfortunately for us Nintendo fans, this was one of the many franchises this generation that only saw releases on the PS3 and the Xbox 360. However, Darksiders II was one of the initial titles to throw full support behind the upcoming Nintendo Wii U and it is set to be a launch title for the console later in 2012.
…and we’re done for the night, thanks for watching!
The end is in sight for Twilight Princess. Tonight I’ll be making my way through the labyrinth that is City in the Sky, tackling the Twilight Palace, and wrapping up tonight with a stab to Ganondorf’s chest. Do join me when the action starts around 8pm ET, over at our Twitch.tv Page! Embedded video below, but if you want to chat, you need to click through to our channel.
It’s over, see you all next time. Missed it? click through to our twitch.tv page to watch the stream on-demand!
In the last live stream I managed to mess up royally in the Lakebed Temple, but managed to still shave a good portion of time from my previous run. Tonight we will be moving through the next set of dungeons, Snowpeak, and the Temple of Time. Join me for what will be a fun night. Be sure to follow us on Twitch.tv so you know when our “secret” streams are and to be notified when we go live! We’re looking to go live around 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Watch live right here, or head on over to our Twitch.tv page to chat with me live! Read more…
Well, I’ll be at it again tonight, and we’ll be taking on the next portion of Twilight Princess. Miss last night? Catch up by watching the recorded video from Monday’s stream on our Twitch.tv page. I closed last night’s gameplay with claiming the master sword, and tonight I’ll be playing for a few hours, answering questions in chat, and overall having a great time. If you ever wanted to ask me a question, I’ll be doing an extended question/answer segment at the end of the show. We’ll see you live at 10:15 Eastern Time (9:15 Central, 7:15 Pacific)
Live feed is available after the break, or over here
Some of you may already know that Zelda Dungeon now has a channel on the video streaming site Twitch.tv. Just recently I have been streaming a playthrough of Twilight Princess, and tonight I will be continuing. Be sure to subscribe to our channel on Twitch.tv so you can be emailed when we go live. Last time I started with the Goron Mines, one of my favorite dungeons in the game, and wrapped up with picking up the Zora Armor. Tonight I’ll be taking on the Water Temple, and various upgrade side quests. Come check out the stream–which starts at 10pm Eastern time (9pm Central, 7pm Pacific). Head on past the break to see the stream when it goes live!
Zelda Dungeon and Zeldathon’s collaborative marathon will begin shortly! This marathon will consist of 96 hours of non-stop Legend of Zelda action. Zelda Dungeon and Zeldathon are holding this marathon to help raise money for the American Red Cross. Not only will your donations help the American Red Cross, but it’ll give you a chance to win some great prizes! You can watch this marathon all live here at Zelda Dungeon!
To get the full experience of the stream, please visit our stream page. There you’ll have opportunity to chat live with the streamers and other watchers.
The 96 hour stream is now over!
I hope you all had a good time watching and donating. Zeldathon will be hosting an after party chat. Zelda Dungeon will let you participate in this after party. When the party is over, the stream page will no longer be available.
Today, starting roughly at 10am US Central time, we will be streaming the third and final Zelda game for the Philips Cd-i, Zelda’s Adventure. You can view the stream and take part in the text chatroom over at our Live Stream Page. Alternatively, you can watch the stream over at Ustream. I’m uncertain as to how long the play through will last as I have no idea how long it will take me to complete the game. While I’ve barely played the game, I do plan on completing it in this one sitting, so the stream will likely be up for most of the day. Throughout the stream I will be joined by various audio guests from the website and it sure will be a lot of fun. Hope to see you all there!
We will be streaming the one of the games in the Philips CD-I Zelda series, Link: The Faces of Evil. This stream will start live at roughly 10:00 am CST. As previously you can view it using our Live Stream Page. We have added a few new features to the page, most notably the live news update and various polls that we will hold throughout the stream. Alternatively, you can watch the stream over at Ustream.
A late Merry Christmas to all of you out there. To celebrate the holiday season here at Zelda Dungeon, we will be hosting a series of Live Video Streams right here at the website. The last time we advertised a full blown live stream was back in August of this year for the websites 9th birthday when I played Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon for the Phillips Cd-I. It was quite a successful stream with many fans getting their first real exposure to this non-cannon plague-filled Zelda title. With that being said, I’d like to formally announce our next THREE streams.
We will be live streaming the Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. It should start roughly around 10am US Central Time and last until… well, until we stop playing! To get involved with the chatroom, head on over to our Live Stream Page.